Caregiver Support Group

Connecting with other caregivers in caregiver support group meetings is an excellent way to acquire information, ideas and tips for caregiving. In addition, support group participants feel affirmed, renewed and re-energized after sharing their stories and hearing the stories of their fellow caregivers.

Holy Cross supports all and any caregivers through the support group meetings that are held each month. During the meetings, caregivers are given opportunities to share their stories, ask questions and feel affirmed for all they are doing in their journeys as a caregiver.

Meetings: Usually the 4th Thursday of the month at 1:30pm in classroom J at Holy Cross

On the Caregiving Journey...

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

03-17-2019

One of the most stressful journeys is taking care of someone with dementia or Alzheimer's. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Ninety-five percent of are over the age of 65. One in every ten seniors has Alzheimer's. Every 66 seconds in this country, another person is diagnosed with the disease. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in this country. How do you know if your loved one may be suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's or just showing normal effects of aging? The National Institute on Aging lists the following conditions as possible indicators of having Alzheimer's:

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Caregiving Resources

03-03-2019

Are you currently providing some type of care for a loved one? If so, how many of these questions have entered your mind?

  1. How do I do my job as a caregiver?
  2. What resources are available to help me provide effective care for my loved one?
  3. Where can I go to learn more about various caregiving resources in my community?
  4. Who will understand what I am going through as a family caregiver?
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